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SpouseWanda Ventham
FactAppeared in 'The Scarlett Pimpernell (1982)(TV)' opposite Ian McKellen, who went on to appear in the Hobbit films with his son, Benedict Cumberbatch.

Timothy Carlton, born Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch on 16 October 1941, is an English actor. He is the son of Richard Cumberbatch, an actor, and Wanda Ventham, an actress. He has a younger brother, John Cumberbatch, who is also an actor. He was educated at Westminster School and at Clare College, Cambridge.

He began his acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1964. He has appeared in many films and television programmes. His film credits include The Great Escape (1963), The Wrong Box (1966), The Last Valley (1971), and Young Sherlock Holmes (1985). His television credits include The Avengers (1966-67), The Persuaders! (1971-72), and Sherlock (2010-17).

He has been married twice: first to Wanda Ventham, with whom he has two sons, and then to Rebecca Hall, with whom he has a daughter.

He has a net worth of $5 million.

General Info

Full NameTimothy Carlton
EducationSherborne School


SpouseWanda Ventham
ChildrenBenedict Cumberbatch
ParentsHenry Carlton Cumberbatch, Pauline Ellen Laing


MoviesThe Final Problem, Victoria & Albert, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Bermuda Grace
TV ShowsNext of Kin, Executive Stress, The Lotus Eaters, Pulaski

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1He and wife Wanda Ventham appear together on 'Sherlock (2010)(TV)' as the parents of Sherlock Holmes, who is played by their real life son, Benedict Cumberbatch.
2Appeared in 'The Scarlett Pimpernell (1982)(TV)' opposite Ian McKellen, who went on to appear in the Hobbit films with his son, Benedict Cumberbatch.
3Used to read "The Hobbit" to his son Benedict Cumberbatch, creating voices for all the characters. Cumberbatch was inspired by this to audition for Peter Jackson's film version, and ended up being cast as the voice of Smaug.
4Stepfather of Tracy Tabernacle.
5Second husband of Wanda Ventham.
6Father of actor Benedict Cumberbatch.




The Coroner2015TV SeriesDonald Sidwell
Sherlock2014TV SeriesDad / Sherlock's Father
Parade's End2012TV Mini-SeriesDuke of Westershire
Run for Your Wife2012
Downton Abbey2011TV SeriesJudge
Holby City2011TV SeriesLeslie Clarke-Jones
Midsomer Murders2009TV SeriesChief Constable
Stuart: A Life Backwards2007TV MovieJudge Howarth
Diamond Geezer2007TV SeriesSir Nigel Caversham
Inspector Lewis2007TV SeriesHarris
Doctors2006TV SeriesTed Jackson
Heartbeat1997-2004TV SeriesEric Renshaw / Colonel Hepworth / Brian Turner
Foyle's War2004TV SeriesAdmiral James Francis
Agatha Christie's Poirot2003TV SeriesJudge
Murphy's Law2003TV SeriesSir Peter Jennings
Victoria & Albert2001TV MovieDr. Halford
Greenfingers2000Hampton Court Official
Dalziel and Pascoe2000TV SeriesJerry Chance
Parting Shots1998Commissioner Grosvenor
Wycliffe1997TV SeriesChairman of Rotary Club
Next of Kin1995-1997TV SeriesHugh
The Woman in White1997TV MovieGlyde's Lawyer
Keeping Up Appearances1995TV Seriesthe Salesman
The House of Eliott1994TV SeriesMr Simpkins
Bermuda Grace1994TV MovieFlynn
London's Burning1992TV SeriesSpecialist
Haggard1990TV SeriesHugo Maltravers
Stay Lucky1989TV SeriesHoward Longhurst
Saracen1989TV SeriesCarmichael
Voice of the Heart1989TV MovieJohn Harrison-Avery
Minder1985-1988TV SeriesAssistant Commissioner / Granger
Wyatt's Watchdogs1988TV SeriesToby Todd
Tumbledown1988TV MovieLt. Colonel Bill Kirke
Dramarama1988TV SeriesLord Towers
The Beiderbecke Tapes1987TV Mini-SeriesCarstairs
Pulaski: The TV Detective1987TV SeriesHilary
C.A.T.S. Eyes1987TV SeriesCommander Hutchins
Don't Wait Up1984-1987TV SeriesMartin
Executive Stress1986TV SeriesPeter Stuart #1
Oxbridge Blues1984TV SeriesNed
Fresh Fields1984TV SeriesMr. Highsmith
The Hello Goodbye Man1984TV SeriesGeoff
Bergerac1984TV SeriesPeter Marshall
High Road to China1983Officer
The Scarlet Pimpernel1982TV MovieCount de Beaulieu
The New Adventures of Lucky Jim1982TV SeriesFrank
Tales of the Unexpected1982TV SeriesWalter Jameson
Goodbye, Mr. Kent1982TV SeriesRoyston Merrick
Cribb1981TV SeriesSupt. Wilmot
When the Boat Comes In1977-1981TV SeriesEdward Mostyn / Captain Mostyn
Robin's Nest1981TV SeriesCharles Montague
The Professionals1980TV SeriesSeymour
The Enigma Files1980TV SeriesPeter Spencer
Gauguin the Savage1980TV MovieDe Monfreid
Watch This Space1980TV Series
Fallen Hero1979TV SeriesBob Marshall
The Bitch1979Jamie (as Tim Carlton)
Dick Barton: Special Agent1979TV SeriesAshe
The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin1977-1979TV SeriesColin Pillock
Backs to the Land1978TV SeriesCaptain Lillie
Coronation Street1977TV SeriesRichard Cresswell
Ripping Yarns1977TV SeriesNicholson
Just William1977TV SeriesRoger
Crown Court1974-1977TV SeriesJeremy Halstead / Alexander Mitchley
Yes, Honestly1977TV SeriesToby
The Cedar Tree1976TV SeriesGerald
The Crezz1976TV SeriesPaul Morgan
Wodehouse Playhouse1976TV SeriesAlgy Crufts
That Lucky Touch1975Tank commander
Armchair Cinema1975TV SeriesMr. Ray
Rutland Weekend Television1975TV SeriesExtra
The Fight Against Slavery1975TV Mini-SeriesGeorge Stephen
The Sweeney1975TV SeriesJustin
No, Honestly1974TV SeriesMax Montifichet
The Brothers1974TV SeriesRedmayne - Solicitor
Marked Personal1974TV SeriesChristopher Tate
The Onedin Line1974TV SeriesWilliam Blanshard
The Lotus Eaters1973TV SeriesGerard Mace
A Touch of Class1973Gay worker (uncredited)
The Flaxton Boys1973TV SeriesOfficer
Now Look Here1973TV SeriesNeil Collinson
Doctor in Charge1972TV SeriesRich Young Man
The Main Chance1972TV SeriesPurcell Browne
Six Days of Justice1972TV SeriesRogers
The Liver Birds1972TV SeriesGiles
Callan1972TV SeriesKane
The Regiment1972TV SeriesLt. Harry Tennant
Comedy Playhouse1971-1972TV SeriesNaismith
Whack-O!1971TV SeriesBoddington
The Two Ronnies1971TV SeriesAnnouncer
The Rough with the Smooth1971TV Series
The Goodies1970TV Series
No, That's Me Over Here!1970TV Series
A Family at War1970TV SeriesRupert Innes
Fraud Squad1970TV SeriesPeter Hughes
The Breaking of Bumbo1970Bean
Happy Ever After1969TV SeriesJohn Gardner
BBC Play of the Month1969TV SeriesFreddie Peel
Who-Dun-It1969TV SeriesReggie Pringle
Z Cars1969TV SeriesDr. Ian Warren
Dad's Army1969TV SeriesLieut. Hope Bruce
ITV Playhouse1969TV SeriesRoger List
The Wednesday Play1969TV SeriesOfficer
The Fossett Saga1969TV SeriesLord Camberley
Baby Love1968Jeremy (The Admiral)
Gazette1968TV SeriesLucas
Cold Comfort Farm1968TV Mini-SeriesRichard Hawk-Monitor
Virgin of the Secret Service1968TV SeriesCaptain Watts
Public Eye1968TV SeriesJohn Ingleby
A Man of our Times1968TV SeriesFeathers
Market in Honey Lane1967TV SeriesGeoffrey Ashe (1968)
Theatre 6251966TV SeriesGeoffrey Lawrence
The World of Wooster1965-1966TV SeriesClaude / Claud
The Last Man Out1962TV SeriesLieutenant / Signals Messenger

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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